College students typically encounter a great deal of stress during their college years (i.e., academic, social, family, work, financial). Sometimes the demands of college life can become overwhelming and unmanageable. Students may feel alone, isolated, helpless, and even hopeless. These feeling can easily disrupt academic performance and interfere with their ability to be successful in their classes.
Counseling services at Shawnee Community College are confidential within ethical and legal guidelines. Information does not become part of the academic record of the student.
Counseling services are free of charge to all Shawnee students.
Personal counseling is a chance to learn how to resolve personal problems or issues, talk with someone who can give feedback from a different perspective, and learn new skills and ways to look at situations to become more capable of solving problems in the future.
If you are stressed out due to:
- Relationship difficulties
- Adjusting to college life
- Depression and anxiety
- Concerns about self-esteem
- Sexual concerns
- Problems with eating habits
- Worries about a friend
- Uncertainties about personal values/ beliefs
- Coping with traumatic events
- Death of a loved one
- Alcohol/substance abuse issues
- Reentry into school after loss of a job
- Abusive situations